Thursday, April 10, 2008

Our Silver Dollar City Trip

We had a blast on our trip. We went to Silver Dollar City in Branson this past weekend. It was our family (Cullen, Belinda, Simone and Kenny) and one of our neices, our nephew and Belindas mom. It took us about 2 1/2 hours to drive down there, but it was a nice drive, with no real problems.

We went for the International Festival that they have. It is there in April and we didnt get to go last year. There was a ton of food from just about everywhere.... Mexican, Greek, Chinese, Italian, Irish, and so much more. The eating was great. I had my favorite which is pork rinds...they were warm and fresh and well, just the way I like them. Simone and Cullen had the baked alaska too. Kenny got tons of gummy worms and jelly beans from the candy shop too. Overall I give the eats 2 thumbs up...

We went to see 2 of the main shows too. The first one was "Feet of Fire" the Irish river dancing. It had the dancing and an Irish band, a harpest, and one fire dancer. It was a 30 minute show and it was pretty good. The boys were bored pretty quick (except with the fired dancer, lol) but over all it was worth seeing.

We also went to see the Chinese Acrobat show. It was really good. We were all very impressed and it was definitely a "can't take your eyes off of them" show. The costumes were great, the show was super and it was an overall good time. Kenny was really impressed with the backstage stuff, like the 2 guys that held the safety ropes for one of the acts.

The weather was just about perfect for the day. It started out a bit cold, but then cleared up pretty nice and was pleasantly warm. There was not even any rain (and that was a big shocker since all we have had for weeks is rain, rain, and more flooding rain).

The kids went on a few of the rides too. Kenny chickened out on some of them and so the kids came back to us without going on the roller coaster that they had set out to ride. They never did make it back but I figure there is alway next time, right???

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Spinach, Lettus and Mustard Greens from the Garden

Well, we have picked our first round of greens from the garden this year. We got a big mess of mustard greens and spinach that I have already cooked, chopped and placed in the freezer for a future date.

I also have a big bag of leaf lettus and such for a nice green salad. It is about a half of a shopping bag full of so it may be several salads.

Cullen grew them all in his new green house that he made. Even though we have not even gotten to our last frost day, we are already enjoying the fruits of our labor (or should I say greens of our labor???) It is always nice to get your first round of fresh grown items from the garden after a long cold, not so fresh winter...
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Monday, April 07, 2008

Baked Pork chops cooked on a fire!

When the girls are away, the boys will play. We went shopping the other day and when we came home, the boys had cooked us up a meal of pork chops and veggies in the dutch oven...all cooked out on the fire. Yum!

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Friday, April 04, 2008